05/22/2011 1:57PM

Calder: Bad trip for Gob Smacked


Jockey Orlando Bocachica made a premature move along the hedge aboard Gob Smacked,  steadied back sharply behind the leader into the far turn and that was the difference been winning and losing the 6th race. Gob Smacked wound up shuffled about five back of front runner Invisible Vision then fell about a length short of catching that rival once  getting loose to finish a tough luck second as the 2-1 co choice along with the winner in the mid-level maiden claimer on the grass.

  Trainer Kaplan made a prudent decision to scratch out of Saturday's overnight stkaes on the turf to go in today's Ema Bovary with Musical Romance and was rewarded when the versatile filly ran down favored Bella Moneta in the final strides to get the victory. The runner-up was probably best but for hesitating a bit at the break and having to work to overtake early pace setter Omi's Vindication. Still looked home free at midstretch when well clear but could not last.